First families fade, new stars steal spotlight

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To Hawthorn Friends & Family   I will leave to all the other pundits to be obsessed with this week’s GOP debate . . . who won (Carly Fiorina — ??) and who lost (I’m tempted to say the American Voters — ??) . . . and whether, to borrow from Churchill, for Donald Trump […]

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The Donald: Trumped by history?

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To Hawthorn Friends & Family Even knowing – and, in many a case, grateful – there is only one Donald Trump, political historians look for models that can help us understand and predict this political tsunami. Yesterday, The Hill published my comments on some of the possible Trump predecessors from 20th century American politics. It […]

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Better outreach needed to dispel confusion about efficiency

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A recent study by the marketing firm KSV found that 86 percent of homeowners believe energy efficiency will make the world better. But the same study found that fewer than half of the respondents invested in energy efficiency measures. Why is that? The Hawthorn Group’s own research is consistent with these findings, and I believe […]

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Survey says: electric customers applaud utility service

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  Kathleen Wolf Davis | IntelligentUtility.com | Mar 15, 2015 By John Ashford When it comes to keeping the lights on and restoring power, residential customers give their investor-owned electric utilities top marks. According to a Hawthorn Group/TargetPoint nationwide poll of IOU residential customers, almost 80 percent answered positively when asked about their utility company’s […]

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Hawthorn Power Monitor | February 2015

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Social media is driving net metering, distributed generation conversation … peaking at nearly 600% more mentions than traditional news We know from previous analysis that pro-renewable, environmentalist content on Twitter is the biggest driver of social media discussion around energy issues, where it trends highly positive for solar and other renewables … with utilities getting […]

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A View From Across The Potomac – The Morning After

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To Hawthorn Friends & Family — Working with our long-time colleagues, Joe Perkins and his team at Matrix in Alabama, along with our own research team (bolstered by election savant Jim Comerford from Atlanta), here’s how we see things on the morning after: U.S. Senate – While Alaska appears still too close for a final call, if the […]

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Election Eve

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To Hawthorn Friends & Family — Millions of Americans will go to the polls this Tuesday – and millions more have already voted – to decide the future of 36 U.S. Senate races, 36 state governors’ races, 435 U.S. House seats, 87 state legislative chambers, and 146 state ballot measures. Hundreds of millions – if […]

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Governors’ Races

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To Hawthorn Friends and Family — [image url=”http://www.hawthorngroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/36GovernorsMap1.png” alignment=”center” margin_left=”0″ margin_right=”0″ margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ width=”991″ height=”624″]   Election Day is two weeks away . . . and while all the attention is on whether the GOP will seize control of the U.S. Senate (which we’ll forecast in another week), some of the toughest battles being fought in […]

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2014 Ballot Issues

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To Hawthorn Friends and Family — Hawthorn’s political research director, Owen Berger, has prepared a timely summary of the ballot issues which will be decided in less than three weeks. I hope you find it useful. Let us know if you need any further details. John   As the 2014 election cycle enters its final […]

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Hawthorn Power Monitor June 2014

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  Turns out the EPA’s proposed carbon rule wasn’t about coal Even with all the “hype” around the EPA’s proposed carbon regulations, solar and renewable energy continued to dominate the conversation. EPA’s proposed carbon rule was revealed with an abundance of sunshine, but not the type you may think. When EPA announced their proposed carbon […]

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